Happy Anniversary to Our RV Sites
2020 is the 10th anniversary of Kingswood’s RV camping area.
In 2010 Jack and Dotty Seirup and Andrew Seirup started occupying RV sites numbers 6 and 7. These were the only two sites built at the time. The Site Committee had decided to build just two sites at first as a pilot program.
The RV camping area however was designed for 10 sites total which is what we got approval for from the New York State Department of Health. That required installation of a dumping station that would be satisfactory for the 10 sites if ever built. Also, the entrance road was built to accommodate site numbers 1 through 7.
Three years later, in 2013, the Site Committee decided to build sites 2, 3. and 4, then followed soon after with site number 5.
The cost of developing the first five sites was made affordable by most the labor being provided by Kingswood volunteers. Nevertheless, the investment was significant.
Besides the cost of installing the road, grading sites, creating the dumping station and putting in new waterlines, the RV campground required a nearly thousand foot long buried high-voltage electrical service with full-size transformer and overhead wires on poles.
But even with the sites less than half rented over the last 10 years, that initial investment has been more than paid off. The RV campsites are both a wonderful way to enjoy Kingswood and are also profitable for the camp itself.
Indeed, RV camping at Kingswood is a wonderful experience. These campsites are 80 feet from each other and nestled in the woods, while fronting a picturesque field with views of the mountains and sunsets. Campers get to enjoy all the benefits of our wonderful camp and also have advantages of enclosed RV camping.
Our camp is wonderfully located near the legendary Delaware Rver fishing which makes the RV sites attractive to fisherman.
2020 was the busiest year yet at the RV campground. The Kingswood Directors have decided to build RV site number 1, bringing us up to seven out of the ten eventual sites. Site number 1 should be ready to rent by the end of next summer.
Now there is even some thought about when we might build sites 8, 9 and 10.